American Art Deco Bronze Book
Stand or Music Stand
Provenance: Detroit Masonic Temple
Circa 1920's, American
Original solid cast Bronze
candlestick from the Detroit Masonic Temple.
Great detail and designs are imbedded into the base and
candlestick collar. Fluted post.
This was later added to with a hand crafted wood bookstand that
inserts into the top of the candlestick.
The wood book holder simply lifts out if you wish to use it as a
floor candlestick again.
Of course this also makes a great stand for sheet music too.
Dimensions: 49 1/4" high with
wood bookstand, 10" diameter base.
Candlestick alone is 41 3/4" high.
Condition: In excellent
condition, recently polished.
Item # AGAA55:
Price: $ 3,800.
History of the
Dedicated November 25, 1926, this 1037 room, 14 story
building was unique among Masonic buildings because all of the
various Masonic bodies were housed in the same structure. As of
2006, it became a York Rite Masonic Temple. We currently are the
home to 11 Masonic lodges, 2 Royal Arch Chapters, a Council of
Royal and Select Masons and Detroit Commandery No. 1 Knights
Templar. The Detroit Masonic Temple also houses the national
offices of the Sovereign York Rite College of North America.
There are some
twelve million cubic feet of space, making it the largest and
most complex building of its kind in the world.
The first shovel of
dirt was turned on Thanksgiving Day, 1920, and the Corner Stone
was placed on September 18, 1922. George Washington's own
working tools were brought from Virginia to be used for the
ceremony. The Temple was formally dedicated on Thanksgiving Day,
1926. Thousands gathered for the formal ceremony and
consecration by the Grand Lodge of Michigan. There are seven
Craft Lodge Rooms - all having different decorative treatments,
the motifs of decoration being taken from the Egyptian, Doric,
Ionic, Corinthian, Italian Renaissance, Byzantine, Gothic and
Romanesque. The rooms are all true to the period. All of the art
work throughout the building, especially the beautifully
decorated ceilings was done under the personal direction of
famous Italian artists. There is also a Royal Arch room, and a